Acupuncture - 침

 Acupuncture treatment

Acupuncture treatment

Chinese medical theory explains illness as an imbalance of opposing forces called yin and yang. This imbalance disrupts the movement of the body's vital energy (qi) along the meridian pathways, which are channels through which the body's energy flows. Acupuncture directs the flow of qi. By inserting and manipulating needles at specific points on the body, acupuncturists seek to promote the body's ability to heal itself. We use only high-grade Korean and Japanese disposable sterilized needles.

 

Moxibustion Treatment - 뜸

 Moxibustion treatment

Moxibustion treatment

Moxibustion involves the heating of acupuncture points with smoldering mugwort herb (known as moxa). Moxibustion stimulates circulation, counteracts cold and dampness in the body, and promotes the smooth flow of blood and qi. This safe, non-invasive technique may be used alone, but it is generally used in conjunction with acupuncture treatment. We use only high- grade Korean and Japanese products.

 
 

Cupping Treatment - 부항

 Cupping treatment

Cupping treatment

Cupping is an ancient technique, used in many cultures, in which a special cup is applied to the skin and held in place by suction. The suction draws superficial tissue into the cup, which may either be left in place or moved along the body. Cupping brings fresh blood to the area and helps improve circulation. Traditional cupping, sometimes referred to as “fire cupping," uses heat to create a vacuum-like suction inside of glass cups. In modern times, cups that use a small pump to create suction have also been introduced.

Tui Na Treatment - 추나요법

 Tui Na treatment

Tui Na treatment

Tui na means "pushing grasping," and is a powerful form of Chinese medical Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine bodywork. Based on the same Chinese medical principles as acupuncture, tui na seeks to improve the flow of qi through the meridian channels. Tui na is particularly effective for conditions involving muscles, tendons and joints, such as structural misalignment, orthopedic problems and sports injuries. It can also be used to treat internal diseases.  I tend to do at least a little massage on most patients.

 

Herbal Treatment - 한약

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Natural plant products have been used throughout human history for various purposes. In fact, written records of the use of herbal medicine date back more than 5,000 years, and for much of history, herbal medicine was the only medicine. 

Today, plants are being used to treat a number of health concerns and conditions, including allergies, arthritis, migraines, fatigue, skin infections, wounds, burns, gastrointestinal issues and even cancer - proving that it's true that food is medicine. These herbs are less expensive and they're a safer means of treatment than conventional medications, which is why so many people are choosing to go back to this traditional idea of medicine.